An *Online* Panel Discussion: Collecting LGBTQ+

We hope you’ve all been keeping happy, healthy and safe… And taking advantage of government guidelines re: Covid-19 to work your way through that pile of books waiting to be read.

In line with government advice, we will not be hosting our panel discussion on Collecting LGBTQ+ as initially planned. HOWEVER, we will still be hosting the event! Albeit in digital form. Our two wonderful speakers – Dickon Edwards and Chris Adams – have recorded video clips and provided us with written accounts of their collections. Yes! We’re just as excited as you. Who says book collectors can’t modernise, hmm?

We are also going to host a live Twitter Q&A from 6-6:30pm on Wednesday 25th March (TONIGHT!) where Chris and Dickon will be online and available to answer your questions. Please add the UoL BibliophilesChris Adams and Dickon Edwards on Twitter (if you haven’t already!) in preparation for the discussion and feel free to submit your questions prior to the live-online event using the hashtag #uolbibliophiles


The UoL Bibliophiles Team

Chris Adams: Christopher Adams is a British-American playwright living and working in London, UK. In his academic life, Christopher is a bibliographer and textual editor. He is a co-editor of The Collected Works of John Ford: Volumes II & III . He teaches on the ‘Introduction to the Principles of Descriptive Bibliography’ course at Rare Book School (University of Virginia)

You can check out his vlog that he recorded for the UoL Bibliophiles on YouTube by clicking here.

Dickon Edwards: Dickon Edwards is a PhD researcher at Birkbeck, University of London. His topic is English literature, specifically Ronald Firbank and the legacy of camp modernism. In 2019 he was awarded a scholarship from the British government to research this subject full-time.

You can read Dickon’s talk by clicking on this link: Dickon Edwards’ Talk with here are the accompanying photos:


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